With Family Farm Day (FFD) still fresh and having expanded in 2018 to include Delaware County farms, FFD farmers are acting on current “Agritourism” trends that indicate nature and agricultural tourism are on the rise in the broader Catskills region. Bringing visitors on-farm builds customer base, creates new income streams, and adds an additional source of risk to the farm business.
Cornell Cooperative Extension Schoharie and Otsego Counties joins its neighboring Extension Associations to present five webinars about managing agritourism risk. Each webinar will be followed by a panel of successful agritourism operators and facilitators. In-between each session, participants will be able to develop their own risk management plans. The five areas of risk addressed are: legal, marketing, human resource, financial, and weather/production risks.
The CCE Schoharie and Otsego sessions will be held simultaneously at the Extension Center, 173 South Grand St., Cobleskill and the Education Center, 123 Lake St., Cooperstown; five Fridays, 9/28, 10/5, 10/12, 10/19, and 11/2, all from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., with 30 minutes for lunch. There is no fee to attend; all materials are included. Participants may bring their own lunch - snacks and beverages provided.
Register for the sessions at the Extension Center in Cobleskill here.
Register for the sessions at the Education Center in Cooperstown here.
or more information, call 518-234-4303 or email email@example.com.
This five-county program is produced by CCE Delaware as host county, CCE Schoharie and Otsego, CCE Sullivan, and CCE Ulster Counties via Zoom technology, and is sponsored by the Northeast Extension Risk Management Education Center.
Cornell Cooperative Extension provides equal program and employment opportunities. Accommodations for persons with special needs may be requested by contacting Cornell Cooperative Extension Schoharie and Otsego Counties at 518.234.4303 by Wednesday, 9/26.